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Dongfeng Honda has pulled the wraps the new second-generation Honda Elysion at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show, according to Chinese portal autohome.com.cn – the successor to the previous Toyota Alphard/Vellfire-rivalling seven/eight-seater MPV, this new one is clearly reminiscent of the Odyssey on which it’s probably based.

Differences to its smaller sibling include full-LED headlights (Odyssey uses LEDs for main/dipped beam and halogens for high beam), a smaller chrome-laden grille and reshaped lower air inlets. Along the side, eagle-eyed readers can spot the lavish chrome accents and the black-and-chrome door handles reminiscent of the previous Elysion. The character lines have also been mildly restyled.

At the back, the trailing edges of the rear-most side windows lose the Odyssey’s distinctive chrome accents, while larger tail lights and a reprofiled rear bumper with faux rear air vents bookend the rear of the car.

Any increase in dimensions over the Odyssey has not been disclosed just yet, but it appears the new Elysion has at least a longer wheelbase, presumably to better compete with the new Alphard/Vellfire’s 3,000 mm WB. Motivation is reportedly provided by a 186 hp/243 Nm K24V6 2.4 litre “Earth Dreams” four-pot (used on the Chinese-market CR-V) mated to a CVT.

GALLERY: Honda Odyssey in Malaysia